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333 Tattoo Meaning


333 Tattoos are not something you would see every day. It’s not one of these trending tattoos. But, with that said, it has several interesting meanings behind it.

So, whether you saw an interesting 333 tattoo and would like to know its meaning or you are looking for a meaningful tattoo for yourself, here is what you need to know about 333 tattoos.

What does 333 Tattoo Mean?

To understand what a 333 tattoo mean, we need to go to the basics and explore the number 333 (or even the digit 3).

Let’s find out what does it mean?

What is the meaning of the number 333?

It seems that this question isn’t as easy to answer as one might think at first glance. After all, many people wear the number “333” for various reasons and some of them don’t even know why do they like it more than any other numbers.

Some use it as a symbol of perfection; some to symbolize personal growth, others claim that “3:33” was a divine time and had magical powers; and some, on the more spiritual side say that it means that an angel is trying to reach you.

Of course, you can dive deeper into the religious aspect. If we take a look at the origins of “333”, we will see that it is composed of three sets of 3 digits – and this number corresponds to the Holy Trinity in Christianity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

What’s more, 333 is also considered to be the numeric symbol for Heaven in many cultures which further underlines why exactly Christians often choose this number as tattoos.

But there is one more popular meaning…

Ba Ba Ba - a Surprising and Hidden Meaning for 333 Tattoos

Hoangsavietnam, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

I admit that I’m not a 60’s child so only after some digging I come to find this meaning that actually makes a lot of sense.

There is a Vietnamese fairly known beer that is called Ba Ba Ba or 333 Beer. Many use this tattoo as an implicit way to state that they served in the Vietnam war. Either as something for themselves or to fellow vets.

333 Tattoo Designs

Now let’s see a little bit more about the designs that relate to this number.

Here are several ideas of 333 tattoos that can be used in various combinations or on their own:

Explicit 333 Tattoo Designs

The obvious, explicit and probably most common version is to write 333. You can of course play with the fonts and colors. Celtic tattoo fonts are often used but there is no right or wrong.

To add some personal touch you can also play with the different colors. Find colors that are meaningful to you. For example, take the favorite colors of each of your three kids.

Here is an example I really liked. Simple yet perfect:

Implicit 333 Tattoo Ideas

Plain Three Dots – just three dots form a great tattoo for anyone looking for an extraordinary symbol of perfection.

The other way is to “inject” the 333 in various ways into other tattoo designs.

Angel Wings and Number 3 – if you want to add some religious touch, try getting angel wings inked together with 333 sign. In addition, you can add a cross underneath it all making it a Christian tattoo representing the Holy Trinity.

Another way is to use the 3:33 time of day when planted into the watch of the figure you are tattooing.

Clock Showing 3:33
gjungberg, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Honestly, with today’s creativity of tattoo artists, you may just let them make the suggestion – you might be surprised.

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